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by Robert.A.Jr.
January 23rd, 2021, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Chateau Magdelaine, St. Emilion
Replies: 1
Views: 81

TN: 1999 Chateau Magdelaine, St. Emilion

This is a really lovely Magdelaine, but not necessarily a profound Magdelaine. It’s in prime drinking window, unlike some other more significant vintages of close proximity, like 2000, 1995, and apparently according to Mark and Jayson, the 1998. Decanted one hour. Dried red fruits, forest floor, lea...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 23rd, 2021, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magdelaine 1998
Replies: 11
Views: 445

Re: Magdelaine 1998

You boys twerked me up to pop a 1999, in the decanter now. I definitely think 2000 and 1995 need more time. Figured 1999 being more approachable as a vintage, perhaps I’m good.
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 23rd, 2021, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15333
Views: 784797

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

scamhi wrote: January 23rd, 2021, 3:17 pm
alan weinberg wrote: January 23rd, 2021, 8:54 am
Nick Gangas wrote: January 23rd, 2021, 8:43 am 18 Dujac CDLR x 4
1 mag of 17 allemand Reynard
4 btls. 16 Chave Hermitage
4 btls. 15 Chave Hrmitage
I want to drink with you.
Get in line behind me
Can I pay to bump in the line!?
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 23rd, 2021, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magdelaine 1998
Replies: 11
Views: 445

Re: Magdelaine 1998

Love the 82 Magdelaine, second only to the 70 in my experience (I’ve also had the 75, 86, 89, 90, 95, and 00). When correct (I’ve had it 5 times, and 4 were on form), the 70 is an utterly brilliant wine. I have two bottles of that 1970 thanks to the generosity of a Board member, flipped them to me ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 23rd, 2021, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magdelaine 1998
Replies: 11
Views: 445

Re: Magdelaine 1998

Love the 82 Magdelaine, second only to the 70 in my experience (I’ve also had the 75, 86, 89, 90, 95, and 00). When correct (I’ve had it 5 times, and 4 were on form), the 70 is an utterly brilliant wine. I have two bottles of that 1970 thanks to the generosity of a Board member, flipped them to me ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 23rd, 2021, 9:43 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO - Walter Scott Wines
Replies: 31
Views: 2604

Re: NEWBIE INTRO - Walter Scott Wines

Dave McIsaac wrote: January 23rd, 2021, 7:26 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote: January 22nd, 2021, 4:18 pm
Todd F r e n c h wrote: January 22nd, 2021, 1:09 pm

Probably. Reminds me of the job I had at 16 years old, at a men's clothing store...my paychecks went right back into the store. Genius.
Chess King?
Gotta get that Members Only jacket
I’m pretty sure he was the last Member.
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 23rd, 2021, 3:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Found the perfect wine for Neal Mollen
Replies: 12
Views: 1278

Re: Found the perfect wine for Neal Mollen

Tom G l a s g o w wrote: January 22nd, 2021, 6:13 pm Neal drinks champagne and Bordeaux.
And SQN!
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 22nd, 2021, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sky Zinfandel Anyone?
Replies: 75
Views: 3978

Re: Sky Zinfandel Anyone?

Ok guys. Second try here. Wine sat out overnight. It’s certainly more open and showing more fruit, but this is still lean and mean. Probably great with the right food. I suppose if you know and understand the style this is a great wine, but it’s certainly not typical to bedrock, Carlisle or the oth...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 22nd, 2021, 4:18 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO - Walter Scott Wines
Replies: 31
Views: 2604

Re: NEWBIE INTRO - Walter Scott Wines

Todd F r e n c h wrote: January 22nd, 2021, 1:09 pm
DustyNabor wrote: January 21st, 2021, 3:03 pm Haha.....great....all the money I make on BD is gonna go back to other wineries....
Probably. Reminds me of the job I had at 16 years old, at a men's clothing store...my paychecks went right back into the store. Genius.
Chess King?
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 22nd, 2021, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: Top vintage for red Bordeaux 1980 - 1999
Replies: 41
Views: 1714

Re: Top vintage for red Bordeaux 1980 - 1999

Just checked, I have a single bottle of the Figeac. Need to grab more. Wait a bit longer on the 1998 Figeac if you can bring yourself to, it will be even better in five or six years. The last bottle I opened was served to a group that included someone who claimed to prefer the considerably inferior...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 22nd, 2021, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magdelaine 1998
Replies: 11
Views: 445

Re: Magdelaine 1998

Perfecting timing on my purchase! :)

The 1982 I had last month was stunning.
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 22nd, 2021, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody else get this private message offer? Scam alert
Replies: 15
Views: 928

Re: Anybody else get this private message offer? Scam alert

Eric Z. wrote: January 22nd, 2021, 6:04 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote: January 22nd, 2021, 5:56 am What, you guys didn’t immediately wire him 10,000?
you got ripped off - only cost me 9,750!
Rats, he didn’t accept my $50 off $10,000 coupon!
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 22nd, 2021, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody else get this private message offer? Scam alert
Replies: 15
Views: 928

Re: Anybody else get this private message offer? Scam alert

What, you guys didn’t immediately wire him 10,000?
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 22nd, 2021, 4:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sky Zinfandel Anyone?
Replies: 75
Views: 3978

Re: Sky Zinfandel Anyone?

Brent S wrote: January 21st, 2021, 9:12 pm That’s the plan Greg. But it’s been an hour now with no change. I’ll keep an open mind. At $20 It was well worth the risk. A very lean style with tons of acidity that is no longer made. Must be the altitude and maybe this is the “Halcon style” for Zin?
Poor Todd, he loaded up!

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by Robert.A.Jr.
January 21st, 2021, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15333
Views: 784797

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2 x 1998 Chateau Magdelaine
1 x Glennfiddich 15
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 21st, 2021, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: Top vintage for red Bordeaux 1980 - 1999
Replies: 41
Views: 1714

Re: Top vintage for red Bordeaux 1980 - 1999

Yes Mark - In 1998 right bank, I have Magdelaine, Trotanoy, Petrus, VCC and l’Evangile. What else should I seek? This is a vintage that I missed, new baby, new business, wife no longer working, and all that back then. I was poor. Thanks. Robert Main omission is Cheval; it really is superb, and by C...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 21st, 2021, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 2386
Views: 272363

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

J. Handley wrote: January 21st, 2021, 3:26 pm In keeping with the Presidential theme, I tried JB20 on wine.com and it worked for $20 off $50.
Worked for me as well. Grabbed some more single malt scotch.
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 21st, 2021, 3:26 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Beau Rivage Cellars
Replies: 34
Views: 1982

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Beau Rivage Cellars

A few of us tried and commented on the 2017 Beau Rivage on this thread from last April, perhaps of interest: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=168848&p=2958577&hilit=beau+rivage#p2958577 While I am a Loire fan generally, this is one of the best Chenin Blancs that ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 21st, 2021, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: B21 Wine in FL - Major Disappointment, Ending my 25+ Year Relationship with Them
Replies: 147
Views: 14773

Re: B21 Wine in FL - Major Disappointment, Ending my 25+ Year Relationship with Them

I got the same BS response when I asked for my wine to be shipped - it's a free service, we're not really set up to handle this, we're experiencing a lot of volume. You're a wine store in Florida and you sell online during the summer months. You need to be all of those things, it's not optional. At...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 21st, 2021, 1:14 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Beau Rivage Cellars
Replies: 34
Views: 1982

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Beau Rivage Cellars

We went through a case of this last summer in no time on the recommendation of a board member. It is loaded with minerals and hits all the right notes with balance and mouthfeel, definitely power without weight. It is also contemplative enough alone and a great food wine. Well if Kenny likes it I b...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 21st, 2021, 11:37 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO - Walter Scott Wines
Replies: 31
Views: 2604

Re: NEWBIE INTRO - Walter Scott Wines

I wonder if I know anyone that likes this stuff. ;)

I think between Todd, Fu and Charlie "Meats" Carnes, I have heard more about this wine than all other wines combined this year
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 21st, 2021, 11:33 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO - Slim Sadie's Beef Jerky
Replies: 16
Views: 940

Re: NEWBIE INTRO - Slim Sadie's Beef Jerky

Cool rap song, too.

I’m in.

I suspect none of us will be slim when done.
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 21st, 2021, 11:19 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Beau Rivage Cellars
Replies: 34
Views: 1982

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Beau Rivage Cellars

A few of us tried and commented on the 2017 Beau Rivage on this thread from last April, perhaps of interest: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=168848&p=2958577&hilit=beau+rivage#p2958577 While I am a Loire fan generally, this is one of the best Chenin Blancs that I...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 21st, 2021, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sky Zinfandel Anyone?
Replies: 75
Views: 3978

Re: Sky Zinfandel Anyone?

Believe it was the 2018 fire It was the 2017 fire and some of the estate survived. Not sure if or when they will make wine again. They do have some back vintages on sale on their website. Our neighbor Sky Vineyard was heavily damaged in the October 2017 Nuns Fire. This is the same fire that got us,...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 20th, 2021, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sky Zinfandel Anyone?
Replies: 75
Views: 3978

Re: Sky Zinfandel Anyone?

Ok, bit on the K&L offer, half a case coming. I'll bitch on here if I don't like it, and I'll blame Alfert I’ll buy it off you, you cheap bastard! https://media.giphy.com/media/fmbMlolkmheWA/giphy-downsized-large.gif What the f*ck is a Stratus? I only drive trucks. Working man here.
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 20th, 2021, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sky Zinfandel Anyone?
Replies: 75
Views: 3978

Re: Sky Zinfandel Anyone?

Todd F r e n c h wrote: January 20th, 2021, 5:16 pm Ok, bit on the K&L offer, half a case coming. I'll bitch on here if I don't like it, and I'll blame Alfert
I’ll buy it off you, you cheap bastard!
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 20th, 2021, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sky Zinfandel Anyone?
Replies: 75
Views: 3978

Re: Sky Zinfandel Anyone?

Sold this wine for a full decade and I'll be damned if it wasn't the hardest hand-sell in Zin history. Like all others have said, it's old-school Mountain Zin and it appealed to the exact same three people who were really into J Swan Zin. I bet on this website, it would be a Berserker Day break-thr...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 20th, 2021, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sky Zinfandel Anyone?
Replies: 75
Views: 3978

Re: Sky Zinfandel Anyone?

guys, that K&L 2013 sky zin for $20 is no joke... https://www.klwines.com/p/i?i=1506053 I was going to suggest this, too. I bought some of these when they had them a couple of months ago and finally had them shipped. This wine is delicious, old school, vibrant Zinfandel with some structure stil...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 20th, 2021, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sky Zinfandel Anyone?
Replies: 75
Views: 3978

Re: Sky Zinfandel Anyone?

Todd F r e n c h wrote: January 20th, 2021, 4:00 pm Was about to buy 6 bottles of the ‘13 Zin, but saw shipping was (from NorCal to SoCal) is ‘zone 4’ and over $30.00. No thanks
Just get a bottle and stop crying!

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by Robert.A.Jr.
January 20th, 2021, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Halcon style.
Replies: 68
Views: 3497

Re: The Halcon style.

How does Halcon's Alturas Syrah compare to the Syrahs from Edmunds St. John? Interesting question, as I used that comparison in a tasting note not long ago. While they are different, they share a deep connection to place. The places for the respective wines are radically different, but IMO the spir...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 20th, 2021, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Halcon style.
Replies: 68
Views: 3497

Re: The Halcon style.

I just bought six bottles of the 2019 Alturas, I heard some British guy reviewed it quite favorably. But then again, I buy this wine every year anyway.
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 20th, 2021, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Venison Wellington food pairing...
Replies: 21
Views: 694

Re: Venison Wellington food pairing...

Charlie Carnes wrote: January 19th, 2021, 3:42 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote: January 19th, 2021, 12:57 pm Damn that sounds good!!

I’d be hard pressed to figure whether I want Bordeaux or Northern Rhône, and thus might have both open!
Ditto this! An old Barolo would also be super!

All of the above Charlie!!

Let’s do it.
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 20th, 2021, 6:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please help me love Chenin Blanc
Replies: 68
Views: 2756

Re: Please help me love Chenin Blanc

Likewise, sweet Chenin is nice, but I prefer Sauternes or Auslese Riesling. Sparkling Vouvray is nice, but not as good as Champagne. Dry white Chenin can be good, but I like Chardonnay more. I was intrigued by the ageability of Savennieres, bought a couple bottles with 20 yrs of age, and they were ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 19th, 2021, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Venison Wellington food pairing...
Replies: 21
Views: 694

Re: Venison Wellington food pairing...

Damn that sounds good!! I’d be hard pressed to figure whether I want Bordeaux or Northern Rhône, and thus might have both open! Ditto this! An old Barolo would also be super! Carnes, cook this sh*t for your crew! Nobody makes Wellington like you, and you even kill the deer. And Gator. I’m in.
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 19th, 2021, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Venison Wellington food pairing...
Replies: 21
Views: 694

Re: Venison Wellington food pairing...

Damn that sounds good!!

I’d be hard pressed to figure whether I want Bordeaux or Northern Rhône, and thus might have both open!
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 19th, 2021, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Halcon style.
Replies: 68
Views: 3497

Re: The Halcon style.

William Kelley wrote: January 19th, 2021, 11:15 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote: January 19th, 2021, 11:09 am
Cornas?

That’s where I see it.
Don't see the muscles for Cornas. Have several times called it as Gonon Saint-Joseph.
Interesting. I find it pretty powerful, but then again, I drink very little new world Syrah.
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 19th, 2021, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Halcon style.
Replies: 68
Views: 3497

Re: The Halcon style.

Help a poor Dane out here. So from reading this forum, i have become very curious about Halcon's Alturas Syrah. I have seen it described as old world in style. But is it something you would guess Northern Rhone Syrah on if you tasted it blind? Or does it just have something that remind you of North...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 19th, 2021, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: Top vintage for red Bordeaux 1980 - 1999
Replies: 41
Views: 1714

Re: Top vintage for red Bordeaux 1980 - 1999

Yes Mark - In 1998 right bank, I have Magdelaine, Trotanoy, Petrus, VCC and l’Evangile. What else should I seek? This is a vintage that I missed, new baby, new business, wife no longer working, and all that back then. I was poor. Thanks. Robert I had fantastic Trotanoy, Figeac, and Tetre Roteboeuf ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 19th, 2021, 4:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: Top vintage for red Bordeaux 1980 - 1999
Replies: 41
Views: 1714

Re: Top vintage for red Bordeaux 1980 - 1999

I would vote 1998 right bank, given the option. Yes Mark - In 1998 right bank, I have Magdelaine, Trotanoy, Petrus, VCC and l’Evangile. What else should I seek? This is a vintage that I missed, new baby, new business, wife no longer working, and all that back then. I was poor. Thanks. Robert
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 18th, 2021, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: B21 Wine in FL - Major Disappointment, Ending my 25+ Year Relationship with Them
Replies: 147
Views: 14773

Re: B21 Wine in FL - Major Disappointment, Ending my 25+ Year Relationship with Them

Yeah, it's a shame. My issues were with the shipping department as well. They really don't seem to care about their customers as Robert initially had pointed out. I had always enjoyed ordering from them in the past and have never had any issues with them up until now. Yup. It now seems to be an int...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 18th, 2021, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Marcel Lapierre Morgon Cuvée Marcel Lapierre - WOW
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: TN: 2014 Marcel Lapierre Morgon Cuvée Marcel Lapierre - WOW

Awesome note. I wish I had 50 cases of Cru Bojo in my cellar....maybe 100. Damn Kris, I was just having the same thought. And I have a ton of Bojo. Was just thinking to myself, I am rarely disappointed by my go-to producers. And often “wowed”. I might have under-rated this wine. I’m on the third gl...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 18th, 2021, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Top Red Bordeaux vintage of the Century
Replies: 75
Views: 3085

Re: Poll: Top Red Bordeaux vintage of the Century

Is that the (retired) lawyer talking or the Wine Board Guru? I’d say the standard here is the pleading standard. Plausibility. But maybe we don’t even get there. Motion to dismiss territory? And the funny thing is, Neal is one of the Bordeaux 1%’ers on this Board to make the subjective call! He’s j...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 18th, 2021, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Marcel Lapierre Morgon Cuvée Marcel Lapierre - WOW
Replies: 9
Views: 504

TN: 2014 Marcel Lapierre Morgon Cuvée Marcel Lapierre - WOW

Jorge “New Daddy” Henrique got me hooked on these Bao sandwiches. I’m not sure how else to describe it, and am probably offending two cultures here unwittingly, but it’s like an Asian taco. Some chewy gooey bread, meat stuff shoved inside, and pickled things as accoutrement. Being the devout Cuban t...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 18th, 2021, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Top Red Bordeaux vintage of the Century
Replies: 75
Views: 3085

Re: Poll: Top Red Bordeaux vintage of the Century

There are 61 classified growths x 20 years = 1220 bottles. How many of those, and at what stage of development, would one have to drink -- full bottles, not 1 oz pours at a a UGC event` -- would one have to drink to answer the question posed? I drink more bordeaux than any other red wine, by far, a...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 18th, 2021, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Top Red Bordeaux vintage of the Century
Replies: 75
Views: 3085

Re: Poll: Top Red Bordeaux vintage of the Century

Craig G wrote: January 18th, 2021, 3:06 pm
Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote: January 18th, 2021, 1:03 pm ok ... who voted for 2007?
We must assume it was a vote for 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape.
Evidently two votes now. I assume it is Uncle Bob and Cambie.
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 18th, 2021, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 53
Views: 2215

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

The Covid-effect?

I know I’ve bought more than normal this year.
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 18th, 2021, 4:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 53
Views: 2215

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

Victor Hong wrote: January 17th, 2021, 7:18 pm .....and expensive?

Geez.....
Yes, and seemingly more so this year. WineBid has gotten more challenging, in particular.
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 18th, 2021, 4:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for Bordeaux Lovers
Replies: 46
Views: 1802

Re: Question for Bordeaux Lovers

1. Haut Brion 2. Montrose 3. Palmer is expensive but it really is in a class of its own here 4 Beycheville 5. Lynch Bages Today, that would be my list for quality regardless of price. Outstanding wines. If I had to make some price adjustments, which I actually do in my own life, it could be: 1. I r...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 17th, 2021, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Top Red Bordeaux vintage of the Century
Replies: 75
Views: 3085

Re: Poll: Top Red Bordeaux vintage of the Century

Todd - I find your “pop-up” Ads quite offensive. At a time when I am trying to have a sophisticated and relevant discussion with my good friend Howard, somehow I got logged off and then flagellated with Ads regarding my age, ED and suggestions of grandeur if I only eat certain foods and take these ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 17th, 2021, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Top Red Bordeaux vintage of the Century
Replies: 75
Views: 3085

Re: Poll: Top Red Bordeaux vintage of the Century

I’m still thinking but am struggling with one choice. It’s probably 2005, but hot damn do I love 2014 and bought more of it than any other vintage, and well, everything I have touched in 2016 has been great. I have not had enough 2016s, though, to really prognosticate on whether it is best overall....

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